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What is the cause of this very grey film base?

A year ago or so, I received a few expired films, among which this roll of Kodak Tri-X 400, expired in 2013. The film was shipped from the US to Europe. I stored the film in my freezer until I shot it ...
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What’s the problem: B&W development : film clear, no edge marks no images BUT has leader?

I develop a roll of BW film today: the negatives are completely clear, no image, no edge, but the was leader properly developed?
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Does enabling Digital ICE on my Epson Perfection V600 limit the scanning resolution?

I'm using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner to scan color negatives. The scanner supports Digital ICE, which uses infrared light to scan for dust and automatically correct images to remove dust ...
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How to roll a larger bulk film roll onto a smaller one?

I have a big roll of 35 mm film and like to roll it onto a smaller roll so I can use my bulk loader. Concretely I have a 76m roll of Kodak Vision 3. Since I do not have any empty cores I am ...
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Why orange color casting started to appear in my Polaroid B&W film several months after developing?

I took some pictures with Polaroid Originals' 600 B&W film and aside from a general lack of sharpness, several months after the shots, some orange color casting is starting to appear in the top ...
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How to unwind a complete roll of 120mm film in an Agfa Isoly II?

I use an Agfa Isoly II camera, and I accidentally rolled the complete 120 film, now I am left with the film wound up on to the spool, how do I unwind the film to reuse it? Its a 120 Ilford 400.
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When to use flash on a disposable camera?

I recently bought a Kodak Funsaver Disposable Camera (800 ISO), because I am traveling to Ireland and wanted to snap some shots while up there. I am wondering if I always should use the flash or just ...
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Why is my film clear? My processing is good and the camera was advancing and seems to be working properly. I'm stumped! Help!

I am shooting film with a Nikon SLR. I have shot thousands of rolls of film before with other cameras. I made sure (twice) the film was actually advancing. I checked the mirror mechanism and film ...
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Color negatives came out blank

I'm new to film photography and since I've started i have developed my film on my own using the Caffenol recipe. I have developed some film Rolls with success but this time the film came out ...
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What's the actual process for making long exposures with an RB67 ProS and dual cable release?

I've just purchased a Mamiya RB67 ProS camera (fulfilling a long standing dream to own and use a medium format SLR). It came with a 90 mm f/3.8 Mamiya-Sekor C lens, and two 120 film backs, one for ...
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How can I produce a print that shows only one or two colors, rather than all three, in color film?

Say I wanted the final result to be a print that displayed only (or all but) the green elements in a color photo. What are some ways I could go about producing it? This could involve any step of the ...
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Create ICC Profile for Negative film

Hello i am looking for simple way to scan film negatives in a reproducable manner. I want to be able to judge and compare my exposures across films.I own an Epson v550 and after fiddeling around with ...
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How to clean stains from 35mm color negative film? [duplicate]

I developed colour negative film for the first time yesterday and I have two problems. Firstly many of the pictures have these stains like circles on them and I cannot understand what caused them and ...
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35mm White line across photo / Yellow tint all over exposure

Did a shoot with my Minolta X-700 with Kodak Ultramax 400 (ISO 400) and I get film sent off to a reputable photo lab to get developed and scanned, have only been shooting for like 2 months so still a ...
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why did my film come out like this?

So I recently started taking pictures on my canon AE-1 it's my first time doing film but today I got my film developed and put into my computer but all of my pictures came out looking like this does ...
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How to calculate the ISO of colour negative film

I've read about the process in Kodak's publication 'Basic Photographic Sensitometry Workbook'. My understanding of the process for black and white film, using their example, is that you: Find the ...
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What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for a more orange yellow look?

What film camera/Polaroid camera is best for warmer orange yellow looking photos? I attached examples of what I'm going for but can't find a camera with a warmer tint, a 1960-70s vibe.
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Light leaks in RB67 film handling?

I recently used a rental RB67 and in looking at the 120 negatives I have noticed a pattern of two types of probable light leaks across all of the film that I shot (but fortunately only across some ...
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Film counter went backwards while in camera bag

I’m new to film photography and I have a lomo aquapix. ( it can be considered a toy camera ) I shot 18 frames and put the camera into my bag. When I took the camera out of the bag the film counter ...
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Pressed shutter button without advancing the film, did i create a double exposure?

I’ve recently bought a film camera, the lomo aquapix ( it can be considered a toy camera ) I’m new to film photography. I took the a picture and then accidentally pressed the shutter button again ...
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Ilford HP 5+ 4x5

A student of mine developed her 4x5 film. We are trying to figure out why each negative has a relatively consistent pattern on each negative? Any thoughts? My guess is agitation when developing. A ...
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What is the necessary recess on an enlarger lens board?

I have recently acquired a Meopta Belar 75mm/f4.5, to use with my Durst M605 enlarger. I was remiss in not checking the mount of this lens (M23.5) before I bought it, and have therefore ended up with ...
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Is it possible to develop C-41 at home with Kodak chemicals designed for commercial use?

I've been developing B&W negatives at home for several years now. I also live in a city where there are no C-41 labs left, so I'd have to ship my film to be developed, adding extra cost (more than ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

I accidentally opened the back of my film camera while trying to advance it for the second time. I have not taken any photos yet and the film counter currently shows a "S". Is my unused film ruined ...
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After taking 13 pictures I accidentally open the back and it rewind to 1. please help!

how many shots do I have left and did I lose those 13 pictures? what should I do? I am using Pentax espio 160
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Is this orange line on film scans operator error or a camera defect?

I just bought a used Olympus Stylus Infinity with Zoom 35mm camera. I love how the photos came back, but they all have an orange line across them. Is this something that can be fixed? Anyone know what ...
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What is the correct fixing time for Ilford Rapid Fixer?

The technical paper for the Ilford Rapid Fixer says that, for film, the processing time is minimum 2-5 minutes. The question is...which is correct? Even the technical paper of the film in question, ...
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What's wrong with my scan?

I took some pictures using Ilford FP4 Plus 125 on my Canon Eos 3. Can't remember the lens, but it's probably a sigma 50mm 1.4. The developing and scanning was done in Samy's. The result looks flat, ...
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Storing pinhole photos in the field

A Christmas quandary. I picked up one of those pinhole kits for my daughter (she isn't reading this) which includes a pack of paper, some photo chemistry, etc. etc. The paper needs to be loaded into ...
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My negative is completely black and opaque — is this a camera problem, my mistake, or the lab's?

This is the second roll I took with my Minolta X-700 which I recently started using. The first roll came out completely fine but the second one I finished came out completely blank. I didn't open the ...
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Would it be possible to cross process Kodachrome film?

So a few years ago we found some (120) film in my grandfather's old camera. We sent it off to get processed. But that sent it back saying that they couldn't process it. So my dad just unrolled the ...
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How do 35mm film scanners deal with the film base color?

I want to build a jig to scan 35mm film using my digital camera (something similar to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2789457 or http://www.frogymandias.org/3-d/index.html). I have seen several ...
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Equipment and Services that turns DIGITAL images into 35mm negatives [closed]

Help! I'm working with a company looking to transfer digital images in film format so they can more easily reprint from film (larger sizes etc). I have been tasked with finding any and all equipment ...
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What would cause these white straight but slightly squiggly lines?

I'm using a Holga 120n camera. I look this photo in my garage with my camera stabilized on a table. I noticed two streaks on the photos after developing it. This is the only photo on the reel with ...
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What is the difference between an unexposed film roll tin and a cookies box tin?

As I have a long roll of 35mm and I want to split into two I need some advice. Assuming that there is a standard for film storage, what is the difference between this: and this: Can I keep my ...
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Can T-43 lens be reused on SLR camera?

I've done half of a stupid thing that is: I've bought a Smena 8M thinking that I will adapt the lens easy. In my rush I've disassembled the T-43 shutter mechanism without knowing that the lens can ...
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Troubleshooting developing Portra 800

I just performed a shoot with a single roll of Portra 800, new from amazon, in date. Developed using correct times with replenished fuji C-41 chemistry in a jobo 1500 tank. I metered the film at ISO ...
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Can I develop bw film with a c41 developer?

I have a c41 kit with all the needed chemicals to develop color negative film. Can I use the developer from this kit for black and white film? I am aware that I will need a stop bath and a fixer, but ...
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What development process is supposed to be used for Fujifilm motion picture stock?

What process should be used to develop Fujifilm motion picture stock such as Eterna 400T or F-64D? Is it ECN-2 like the Kodak Vision3 films, C-41 with a remjet removal step or something else entirely? ...
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I’ve just gotten my film back and it’s come out with all different colours through the image

Hi I was wondering why my film has come out like this? Is it my fault, the camera faulty or they developed it in correctly? I just got this camera second had in really good condition and it’s my ...
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What is causing this white area which is ruining all Fujifilm Instax Mini instant photos?

I recently purchased a second-hand Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S instant camera. I bought new film for the camera and have now tried several rolls. On the 2nd roll I was very careful not to expose the ...
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Why does my multi-exposure film image appear darker than calculated?

I was experimenting a lot with multiple exposures on the same frame on film and noticed an unexpected behaviour. While this might very well have to do with my cameras shutter not working properly, it'...
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What aperture is selected when I use a Nikon N2000 with a G lens?

I started using a Nikon N2000 and I inserted a Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8G (https://www.adorama.com/images/Large/nk5018gu.jpg) Since there is not any setting of the aperture (which may be from f1.8 to f.16), ...
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Will analog camera's timestamp work with remjet film?

Will analog 35mm camera's quartz timestamp work with motion pictures remjet film? I know that the carbon layer is last so will the timestamp be able to imprint the date?
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Correct Exposure with Polaroid One Step 2

I have a Polaroid OneStep 2 with itype film, and I have some problems on how find the correct exposure. Precisely, almost always I get a picture which is overexposed or underexposed, and I do not know ...
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How good are sub $100 no-name brand scanners?

I have a bunch of films I want to scan from, back in the day, holiday photography (i.e., nothing prize winning) I have also recently taken up black and white film photograph for fun. So I have been ...
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What is the best focal length for using a DSLR to digitize film negatives?

I have 24-85mm zoom lens with Nikon D750. I am planning to use this setting for digitizing my B&W negative film. What's the preferred focal length to use for this purpose? People talk about ...
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How would you remove power lines from a photo in the darkroom?

Ok so removing power lines in Photoshop is trivial. However I am interested in how the process might work with analog photography, in the darkroom. How would you remove power lines from a photo in ...
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Comparison between Nikon F - 301, F 55, F 50, and Canon A-1, t-80 [closed]

Can you give me a comparison (of performances, quality, and if you know of photos taken by you or people you know etc) between these cameras? Here some specifications: - F-301 - F 50 - F 55 - Canon ...
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What's the right way to make digital representations of prints?

I'm mostly a film-and-paper photographer: I take pictures, process the film and then make prints in the darkroom. The end-product of what I do is very definitely a bit of paper. But I'd like to be ...

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